From the writing team of Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich, Dear Edwina is the enchanting musical tale of thirteen year-old Edwina Spoonapple, who would do just about anything to be a part of the Kalamazoo Advice-a-palooza Festival.
While her siblings both have proof up on the fridge of their accomplishments, poor Edwina has nothing. When a talent scout from the convention visits her hometown of Paw Paw, Michigan, she trots out her musical advice giving shows live from the family garage in hopes of finding her place in the spotlight. She is assisted by her older siblings (on piano and drums) and a host of quirky friends and neighbors: Becky, the perky cheerleader; Kelli, the cool, sophisticated ballerina; Annie, the girl-scout cookie-selling champion; the Vanderploonk triplets; Bobby, the befuddled new kid on the block; and Scott, who is helplessly and hopelessly in love with Edwina. Together they set out to tackle the world's problems, in number after hysterical number about everything from birthday party etiquette to the proper way to set a table (salad fork, fork, plate, knife, spoon). Jen Bender directs.